GROWING YOUNG ADVENTISTS is an opportunity to encourage our church to love next generations well. We want to cheer, support, and resource congregations who desire the vitality of our young people and the great relationships they bring.
GYA is a learning journey for local churches and leaders helping to build faith communities that will not only survive, but thrive in the years ahead. It is an inter-generational movement nurturing relationship building and cultural transformation that embraces young people and benefits all generations in the Adventist Church.
Cheer: We celebrate great Adventist people in warm churches who are building wholesome, authentic relationships with young people. GYA loves to tell growing young stories.
Support: We nurture Adventist churches and organizations who desire to grow young with the collective experience and shared wisdom of ministry leaders, point people, and passionate volunteers. GYA is here to help.
Resource: We equip growing young communities by supplying mentoring, materials, and ministry training that help Adventists love next generations better. GYA has stuff to share.
This GYA Summit will focus on how to help our youth and young adults love and embrace their church as well as how churches can build strong intergenerational relationships. There will be plenty of time to brainstorm and discuss with your team on how to implement the principles into the context of your local church. The purpose is to have a plan to take back to your church.
Cost: $30 per person
Location: New Haven Church, 8714 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS
Growing young adventists & the MAUC
Growing Young Adventists is a ministry of the Mid-America Union Conference, supported by the Central States, Dakota, Iowa-Missouri, Kansas-Nebraska, Minnesota, and Rocky Mountain Conferences in cooperation with the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Fuller Youth Institute, and local Seventh-day Adventist churches all in effort to enrich, equip, and inspire members like you!
Who: Individuals or Teams from local churches or Conference Offices who want to change their local church culture to become places conducive to reaching and retaining young people and their families.
What: This GYA Summit will be focusing on how to help our youth and young adults love and embrace their church as well as how churches can build strong intergenerational relationships. There will be plenty of time to brainstorm and discuss with your team on how to implement the principles into the context of your local church. The purpose is to have a plan to take back to your church.
When: November 16-17, 2018
How Much: $30/person (Covers meals, book, workbook, and seminars)
Register at: bit.ly/gyasummit2018
Where: New Haven KC Seventh-day Adventist Church
8714 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS 66212
Friday, 16th November
7pm - Registration
8pm - Session 1 - Defining Our Reality
Saturday, 17th November
8am - Refreshments/Mingle
8:30am - Session 2 | Taking Jesus Message Seriously
9:45am - Session 3 | Fueling a Warm Community
10:45am - Break
11:00am - Session 4 | Empathizing with Today’s Young People
12:30pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Session 5 | Prioritizing Young People (& their Families) Everywhere
3:15pm - Session 6 | Unlocking Keychain Leadership
4:00pm - Break
4:15pm - Session 7 | Being the Best Neighbors
5:30pm - Supper
7:00pm - Session 8 | Growing Young in YOUR Context
The Kansas City Metro can be easily accessed by i29, i70, i35, or 49 or by flying into the Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
Limited lodging will be available on site on a first come first serve basis at registration.
Local lodging available at the following nearby locations:
Meals will be provided at the New Haven church. Friday Supper, Sabbath Breakfast, Sabbath Lunch, and Sabbath Supper are included in the registration fee.
However, there are also several local restaurants worth visiting if you have the time and resources:
If you need a quick top-up on a tea, hot chocolate, or other warm drink try one of the following: